Some people might raise an eyebrow at the thought of a free website. I did too, surprised to learn that free websites are readily available. Plus, you can possibly get one with your full name as the domain though it will have the webs.com or some such ending instead of just .com. But that's still pretty cool, especially for free. I got one at webs.com and highly recommend it. And yes, there are plenty of places for this, so feel free to google other sites and reviews.
With a free site there aren't a lot of bells and whistles as you might expect, but the only "for free" catch is that they place ads on the right side of the page. A fair trade for a free site in my opinion. If you want you can pay 5 bucks a month for hosting without the ads, also a fair deal. I just converted to that option after my site was up and running well, but it looks like it takes a day or two to make the full conversion.
At webs.com the site building program is called sitebuilder. I found it far easier to use that godaddy's website tonight or hostgator's program. You can choose from pre-made templates or upload your own, and then if you're at all handy with programs like MS Word, you should have no problems figuring it out. If I can do it, anyone can.
You can see my example at http://www.thelittleuniverse.webs.com/. I made that site entirely over a couple of days while I was waiting to have a professional make my other site, just to get a feel for what I wanted. Now I like it so much, think I'll keep it. For less than $60 a year of hosting, why not?
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